Mike Vollmer will miss two things when he retires at the end of this month—the friends he’s worked with, and the customers who have become friends through the years. With more than 40 years of experience in the farm credit industry—the past 16 with AgQuest—Mike’s accumulated wisdom will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace. But he’s also irreplaceable in his other role. “My wife, Patricia, has been retired for two-and-a-half years, and she’s tired of being home alone,” Mike states. Mike began his career in 1971 with Farmers Home Administration, and later worked with the Federal Land Bank. He started at what was then Harvest Land Inc. in the fall of 1996. “When I started, I recall that all of our loans fit into two file drawers,” Mike notes. “AgQuest has grown tremendously since those early days.” Many producers have worked with Mike during his entire AgQuest career. “With some of those, not only have we developed a growing business relationship, but we’ve also become friends,” he says. “I’ll miss that, but I think the hardest thing will be leaving the relationships that I’ve developed with my co-workers over the years.”The Vollmer’s have no big plans for retirement, but it sounds like he’ll have no trouble keeping busy. “We moved into a new home about two years ago, so there are odds and ends that need to be done there,” he says. “We’ll take some day trips and do some antiquing. And we have three generations of things to go through to prepare for some gigantic garage sales.”
Thank you for your years of service Mike. You are invited to an Open House Retirement celebration honoring Mike on Friday, September 28th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the AgQuest Office, 711 Front Street, Morgan, MN 56266.
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